Tag: gold

Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan (1897)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903) Pink and Gold: The Neapolitan 1897 Oil on canvas, 50 x 31 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Carmen Rossi, the sitter of this small portrait, was an Italian girl who posed for Whistler as a child and…

Bonaparte au pont d’Arcole (1796-1797)

Gros, Antoine-Jean (1771-1835) Bonaparte au pont d’Arcole (Bonaparte on the Bridge at Arcole) late 1796-early 1797 Oil on canvas, 134 x 104 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This painting, combining a battle scene with a formal portrait, was based on the artist’s personal…

Ritratto di Cosimo I de’ Medici (1537)

Bronzino (1503-1572) Ritratto di Cosimo I de’ Medici (Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici) 1537 Oil on canvas (handed over from wood panel), 117.5 x 87.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg You are looking now at work by an outstanding Mannerist…

Madonna col Bambino e quattro angeli (early 1420s)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Madonna col Bambino e quattro angeli (Madonna and Child with Four Аngels) early 1420s Tempera on poplar panel, 81 x 51 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This type of Madonna was widespread in Florence in the late 14th…

Santa Casilda (c.1630-1635)

Zurbarán, Francisco de (1598-1664) Santa Casilda (Saint Casilda) c.1630–1635 Oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Images of saints depicted alone, holding their attributes and looking out of the picture space were among the most popular compositions within…

The Virgin and Child enthroned (c.1433)

Van der Weyden, Rogier (c.1399-1464) The Virgin and Child enthroned c.1433 Oil on panel, 15.8 x 11.4 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Together with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden was one of the greatest figures of 15th-century art. Among his…

Ritratto di senatore (c.1570)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Ritratto di senatore (Portrait of a Senator) c.1570 Oil on canvas, 118.5 x 100 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid In the 1570s Tintoretto considerably expanded his artistic activity by increasing the number of commissions executed by his studio. During…

Ritratto di ragazzo (c.1483)

Piero della Francesca (c.1416-1492) Ritratto di ragazzo (Portrait of a Boy, Guidobaldo Da Montefeltro?) c.1483 Tempera on panel, 41 x 27.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid According to James Dennistoun, this small portrait on panel was in the collection of Giuseppe Crosti,…